Anderson Merchandisers Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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Anderson Merchandisers CEO Charlie Anderson
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Pros
  • received free movies occasionally from studios (in 18 reviews)

  • somewhat flexible work schedule, independent work (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Have been told from Retailers that starting in January 2015 they will only have part time employees (in 15 reviews)

  • Incredible mismatch between the amount of work expected to do and the time allowed to do it (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Decent Company Overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Branford, CT
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Branford, CT

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High pay compared to the retailers we work in and in relation to what the job requires in terms of skills, flexible hours, distributed workforce environment which means no direct supervision from management. Free movies from various studio partners throughout the year, sometimes dependent on performance as measured by execution of placement of various promotions.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload for a given week far exceeds the under 40 hour requirement; Company rarely approves overtime and will often commit to more work from many partners than can feasibly be accomplished in one week and then commits to hardly enough the next, instead of working with our clients to balance the workload between weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Establish some form of measuring feedback from the Sales Field to help ensure we are capable of delivering the high level of execution that the Company expects and uses to secure contracts to avoid loss of contracts and burnout of field associates; also measure overall satisfaction of the Field with regard to how projects are planned and executed and the general feeling of the entire field.


  2. Retail merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    No micro managing
    Great work schedule (_if you prefer mornings)

    Cons

    Average pay and
    Little growth opportunity


  3. decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS
    Current Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    little supervision, good schedule thats pretty flexible when needed. schedule is pretty regular so it allows you to plan things

    Cons

    usually work alone and have more work to do than the time they allot you to do it. The RMS do not make the schedule for their part timers and the RMS are not really in control of anything

    Advice to Management

    allow for the RMS to make a schedule for their part timers as


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Execute retail expertise with a variety of clients

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Sales Leader in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Team Sales Leader in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Different clients to service in a variety of stores each week. Flexible schedule with advanced notice.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many projects need to be completed during the same week(s), or overlapping of schedules.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Difficult to advance, but good company to work for as far as retail goes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, off most weekends, flexable hours

    Cons

    little chance for advancement, poor communication from district management

    Advice to Management

    communicate more with team members


  7. Lots of opportunity in this company...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Expanding heavily and lots of room to grow. Pay is good for retail industry. Progressive management.

    Cons

    Sometimes company changes so much you can get displaced. Benefits can be lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your DMs. They do most of the real work in this company and often do not have a voice depending on who's upstream.


  8. Love my Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. Love going to a job that challenges me to think outside of the box daily. Aside from Tuesday, you have a very flexible schedule. Consistent hours, more than livable wage.

    Cons

    A challenge working here is a need to adapt. Once you accept the fact that every week WILL be different from the next, things get better. Workload can be overwhelming at first, but with proper delegation I never had a problem completing everything with a day to spare.

    Advice to Management

    Performance based raises when applicable.


  9. Anderson Merchandisers is a great company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have a lot of flexibility in hours as well as you are always learning new things. You are constantly busy so time flys. You get the opportunity to work in several retailers.

    Cons

    Projects can be challenging...but who doesn't love a challenge?

    Advice to Management

    Projects need to be made simpler. More information further in advance would be nice as well as clearer instructions for completing projects.


  10. Fast growing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate atmosphere, comparable salaries, growing company

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities could be better, communicating changes needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Establish career ladders and work on communication to associates


  11. Helpful (1)

    GO GO GO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Not speaking for everyone. My supervisor was very understanding, allowing me to work a very flexible work schedule to manage things that needed to be taken care of at home.

    Cons

    The company is always changing. New activities being added on, it seems impossible to get it all done.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to activities and work hours for people in the field. Activities that take hours combine with your normal activities makes things very difficult and might result in activities not being done correctly.



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